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  1. Amazon has launched an invite only ‘Sold by Amazon’ program where sellers gain usage of an automated pricing system where merchants can guarantee a minimum proceeds amount.
  2. In Foot Locker’s new large “Power” store in Manhattan, they’ve partnered with Nike to create a store four times larger than their typical location and bring technology which focuses on the Nike Plus experience.
  3. Pier 1 Imports and JCPenney are on notice from the New York Stock Exchange that they are facing delisting for no longer being in compliance with the stock exchange’s listing standards.

Source: Amazon entices some sellers with new price automation | Retail Dive

Source: Foot Locker is opening more massive ‘Power’ stores across US—and it’s teaming with Nike to do it | CNBC

Source: Pier 1, JCPenney receive NYSE delisting warnings | Furniture Today


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Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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